Cam’ron Beats Jim Jones’ First Week Numbers By 100 Copies

Crime Pays, Killa Cam’s first release in three years, debuted on the charts this week at the no. 3 slot, selling less than his label Asylum expected.

Last week HitsDailyDouble projected the disc would sell between 40-45K but label reps told XXLMag.com that the Dipset Don was on track to push way more units. Well according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today, Cam managed to beat frenemy Jim Jones by only 100 units, officially selling about 43,000 copies of his album.

Sitting pretty at the no. 9 position is Rick Ross. The Miami Boss’ third CD, Deeper Than Rap continues to keep fans in the stores as he sold an additional 26, 500 units this week. After a month on the racks, Ross has cleared 270,500 copies from the shelves.

Cam’s Asylum labelmate Paul Wall also debuted on the Billboard 200 this week. The Houston rapper’s new album Fast Life sold 21,600 units in its first week. Also entering the charts this week is Atlanta favorite Gucci Mane. The latest XXL coverboy rang up 14,700 copies of his independent release Murder Was The Case on former label Big Cat Records.

Rounding out the top 40 is Yonkers rep Jadakiss. The Def Jam MC landed at the no. 34 spot this week- selling 12, 500 of his third solo album The Last Kiss. After six weeks Jada has moved a total of 258, 700 discs. Right below Kiss is Carol City rapper Flo Rida. The iTunes best seller moved up 10 spots this week to no. 36. In his 7th week Rida sold 11, 700 copies of his sophomore LP R.O.O.T.S., making his overall tally 161,100.

With this week being the biggest Super Tuesday of ’09 for hip-hop, expect to see new releases by Eminem, Busta Rhymes, Redman and Method Man and DJ Drama to debut high on the charts next Wednesday (May 27) – Elan Mancini

  • Balla

    KILLA CAM!!! 43k nigga..how you gon afford that pink-ish shit now?

  • General

    Damn…its lookin bad for the labels right now.

    Ain’t nobody pushin units right now

    • KBPRODUCTIONS

      Yall need to get on that boy Magno out of Htown

  • walks

    killa made jenny jones so he should sell more.. i new crime pays wouldnt sell heaps cam just isnt big like he used to.. which sucks because ima dipset boy and i’d like to see nothin more than killa the don to get back on top

  • http://www.TraitRazor.com TraitRazor
  • PARIS PERSHUN

    DAMN, RECORD SALES SUCK HOMELESS MAN ASS!!!!!!
    THE NIGGA CAM AINT SELL SHIT HUH!!! OH WELL…

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “FLASHING LIGHTS” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      THAT WAY WAY WAY UP SHIT SOUND GAY AS A MAH FUCKA… I GUESS THATS HOW U LIKE DICK IN YA ASS FAGGOT…

      • PARIS PERSHUN

        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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        (LEAN BACK AND TURN “BROOKLYN GO HARD” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAYW AYW AY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP)

        • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

          LMFAO U SAID LEAN BACK SO BROOKLYN CAN GO HARD… IN YOUR ASS FAGGOT?…LOL… PUSSY? HA HA PLAYING SNATCH THE MARBLES WITH YA GAY HOMO THUG FRIENDS IS NOT CONSIDERED GETTING PUSSY… GO FIND A RUSTY GARDENING SHEER AND JUMP ON IT CLOWN…

  • 239allday

    I can’t believe 161,000 white girls bought Flo Rida’s wack ass album!

    Even though Kiss had to many pop records on this album, I’m hopin the dude go at least gold…off respect alone!

  • Beave

    In my opinion, Cam sold these records just because of who he is. He had no mainstream promotion on this one. He said on MTV he put out crime pays “just to get it out there” and next album will have more promotion. Cam didn’t spend cake on promotion on this one. So really, Cam comes out as the winner here. Hes on an independent so he got $ from this album, unlike jimmy who is on a major. Crime pays is a solid B GRADE album. Fuks wit it!!

    • Fixda

      Co-Sign

    • BIGNAT

      i rate crime pays a little higher than you but you got the major point. jones went belly button lint cam is on his way to indy gold.

  • Tony Grand$

    Pierzy!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Un-Pierzy……..

      Get that Black Out! 2.

      Ridiculous…………….

      • Pierzy

        Blackout! 2 is better than even I expected!

        Who said Cam would sell 100K? Ugh…

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          Whatitdo P?

          Man, you know I had to pick it up on GP, but damn, I sure was surprised. Took me back to when the term “Hip Hop” meant something….

        • Pierzy

          Word. Peep the new drop Dallas just blessed us with…

        • $ykotic

          Commission!

          Cam won because he did a bootleg promotion on a major label(Asylum/Warner). Cha Ching!

          Artists step your rap game up! Get rid of the yes men and make some real music.

          Em’s numbers are gonna get a lot of dudes dropped. Watch.

          B!2 is fire! Believe that! Busta did his thing too!

          And many days PARIS’ playlist is harder than Len’s!

          Peace to all my dudes…

  • BeerGangsta

    Cam is wack! He will sell 100,000 like he always do and that’s it. Nobdy listen to Dipset. That’s why J shot them 2 the curve.

  • norcal

    all those mc that they just talked about r going to booted of after all heat that came out this EM, BUSTA , REDMAN EVEN GREEN DAY GOING 2 KILL THEM HA HA

  • http://xxl All Dae

    These sales suck

    • Rex Banner

      What did you expect? They have been like that for years.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    up top i thought dat shit said he beat jim by 100k. but damn? jus one hundred copies, sux. i guess he wont be seeing that $4 a copy after 175k no time soon.

    next week: i smell dj drama flop, busta rhymes flop, & mos definitely fat hoe

  • Justice4All

    Hip Hop as a big revenue machine is officially dead, these numbers (although nothing new), shows how having a consumer go into a store and purchasing a hard copy of a hip hop disk is now NOT the thing to do. Releasing albums to the stores is no longer what a label wants to do if they have any sense about them, it serves them better to put it on the nets at fever pace or have a street team sell it out the trunks, then have “lil Leroy” and them download it from CD baby or Itunes.

  • Dopeman

    It’s time for Eminem’s Relapse to do some big numbers… After that 50′s Before I Self Destruct can defenitly safe the game…
    P.S. Look out for that Detox album, it is coming!

  • Stylistic

    AAAAAAAAAAHahahaha! The supposed hottest name in the streets (Gucci Man) only moved 14,000 units. People constantly argue over the internet of how this cornball’s killin it in the streets, is going to be the next big name, etc, and he only moves 14,000 units. Nigga I’ve had more people then that in my backyard at one time! Goes to show you that people are tired of hearin that wack-ass, bling-blung, non lyrical, bullshit down souf…(Excluding Outkast, Bun-B, Scarface, Luda, and K-Rino)

    • DETROIT

      key word…THE STREETS! NIGGAS IN THE STREETS BUY BOOTLEGS BRO, I HAVEN’T SEEN A REAL RAP CD IN THE HOOD IN YEARS! go to your local hood titty bar or club, and tell me they don’t play more gucci than they do any of the rappers that you listed. dude has recently been featured on a ciara song, a black eyed peas song, oj is on r kelly new single, them niggas is hot. i’m not a fan, but i’m not a hater either. at the end of the day, none of these niggas make much off of album sales unless they go multi platinum! but right now gucci shows sell out, and his features are in demand! also, he’s one of the first rappers that only the hood fux wit, you don’t see many non hood cats rockin gucci, just gutta niggas and chicks…YOU GOTTA RESPECT THAT!

    • Detroit Draper

      You a dumbass. That Murda was the case album was a release by Big cat records who Gucci has no afiliation with anymore at all. It was just a last minute thrown together album to make money off the Gucci name and most consumers know this so its really not even an official Gucci release. Gucci hot as hell out here and Im pretty sure his next project a do numbers.

    • jay

      Stylistic u really dont kno what ur talkin about! that album was a bunch of old shit from 2006, 2007 that gucci had sittin at big cat and he publicly didnt support the release of this album… his real one come out in august! we will see how that sales! and truth be told he is the hottest on the streets!

  • ALMIGHTYCVL

    That Gucci Mane album isn’t a official album. He’s been off Big Kat or whatever the name of the company is. He didn’nt endorse the album 1 bit. And in the mid west and south Gucci and Lil Boosie is damn near all you hear in the streets.

    Alls Well

    • jbird

      Ha out here in MidWildWest we play that Do Or Die, CC, etc. Get off dickriders and go play wit your GeeEyeJose.

  • Azhar

    Crime Pays is a solid release, but some of the tracks sound dated, u can tell he just wanted to throw his name back in the ring! I’m sure his next release will be more focused! But aint nobody movin units in the game, i’m curious to see what Em do in his 1st week, im sure people will view his sales as a measuring stick

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    This goes to show you that independent is the way forget about major labels! Out of all them cats Cam probably the one who came out on top the most given that the label he’s with is independent and he got more money out of it. It still kills me to wonder why everyone wants to get on a major label…

  • ihaterap

    EMINEM MOVES 300,000 UNITS AT BEST BUY ALONE!RED AND METH AT 50k!

  • ihaterap

    EM SELLS 300k AT BEST BUY ALONE! RED AND METH AT 50k!

  • g-bear

    Man theese sales sure does suck bad… Will be extremely interesting how much Em can push with relapse…

  • chillin mayne

    gucci mane should have sold just 20 copies…u can tell by his stage name dat his lyrics aint bout nothin

  • Anti-Mainstream

    You know Hip Hop has gotten wack when people like Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie and OJ Da Juiceman are the most hyped and listened too artists in certain parts of the country…Welcome back Em, Busta, and Red and Mef (artists who actually have talent and make good music!)

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    gucci mane IS da hottest on da streets. nobody said anything bout him going major. people bootleg hood shit like his. he belongs in the underground where he will continue to thrive. especially if u east atlanta nigga, they treat bruh like Jay in brooklyn.

    • El Tico Loco

      Gucci Mane is hot in the streets no doubt but we do need a new lyricist. Actually if we get a lyricist that reps Atlanta and has street respect at the same time that cat’s gonna be a problem, we always get one or the other and when we think we got both they turn out to be frauds or little bitches, is frustrating.

      • 619

        Hot in the streets where? The South? Nobody play his shit in the streets out here.

    • Stylistic

      Gucci Man sucks! Can’t freestyle, has no talent, and looks like a retart!

  • http://xxlmag jb

    1st off dont let Cam fool u into thinking that Asylum is an independent to where he made money off these weak ass sales. There a bigger label then Koch. Unless you putting the album out yourself i dont think 40k is gonna do it.

  • HNIC

    This is like mentioning who came in first at the Special Olympics. No offense to people with special needs, but, you see where I’m going with this…

  • http://MYSPACE.CM/IMPMUSICPAGE IMPECABLE

    CAM DIDENT D0 43 HE DID 42,161
    JIMMIE J0NEZ BEAT HIMM L0L

    You might not remember, but Jim Jones’ 2009 release Prey IV Reign sold 42,820 units. I called it a flop because of how much money went into the project. Crime Pays, the latest low-budget album from Killa Cam, did 42,161.

  • Nate

    Buy the Em, Busta, Red/Meth. I’m sure if you are a Drama fan than it would be o.k. also.

    Quality releases. All three named above put in REAL work in the studio to create good hip-hop. Let’s support without worrying about who sells more. Just don’t by Fatty Hoe’s new album. If you want a club song for your girl download the single instead…

  • Rword

    Boss!

  • CapoStatus

    what do u guys think Em will sell?

    • DETROIT

      is it out yet?

      • CapoStatus

        the tally will be out next week on Em’s album…but i wanna know what ppl think he’ll sell

    • DownSouth

      I think Em will sell a milli. He is too popular worldwide. I just picked up my copy yesterday and I must say it is hot. Dre put his foot in them beats and Em is still lyrically complex.

      DOWN SOUTH!!!

      • CapoStatus

        ur right on the worldwide thing g, here in Canada everybody is promoting the album like crazy, especially with the facebook thing

  • Rudeboy

    i dont go by who sells more, cuz i know that most people dont buy da albums.. we just download it. crime pays is like a 7.. a few good songs… before being able to download albums online, i most likely would have bought the album, but i just download them. maybe 1-2 times a year i might buy an album.. i that.

  • DUDE

    THAT CAM ALBUM IS WACK……..EMINEM”S ALBUM IS A CLASSIC

  • that nigga

    Atleast he outsold Jimmy.

  • ?

    Em will sell a mill in like three days…Tommorow he’ll be platinum.

  • Rex Banner

    Picked up that cam album, absolutely loving it. homicide and who are my shit! I am going to buy relapse and blackout 2 probably on friday.

    Does anyone know if the Relapse CD has those two bonus tracks on it? I checked on Amazon and they only had the original tracks.

  • iGotOnMyBackpack79

    Dipset is officially dead. Both Cam & Jones albums are wack

  • RiKaShaE

    You had 2 pre-order relapse or sum shit like that to get da bonus tracks

  • 402

    How come every article about a rapper, one of you Stans have to throw Em’s name into the conversation. Damn XXL does an article on him every other day Em’s top 10 dead or alive but get off his dick. I know he been gone for a minute but yall on his dick like yall tryna be his jump off

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    I give Cam credit because the album was not pushed by a major label nor was it highly adveritised. He made bread off of it. Truthfully, it is hot too. I don’t know why Gucci is so hot now because he been hot. Its like if u get locked up ur buzz goes up. Cosign get off em’s joint. Dude is to overated.

  • LIL Y@NG

    Cam is Fucking Wack son werd this nigga made a song called cookies and apple juice B come on god this nigga is butt ill listen to soulja boy before this nigga werd jim jones is way better cam just got name for himself jones gone get there soon watch

  • latino heat

    ha! i called it. i said 45,000 if he was lucky. he wasn’t quite that lucky though.

  • Slick

    Eminem is overrated, and Gucci Man is Hot? Are you kidding me? Lyrically Em is what gucci man wants to be! If anything the south is the fuckin home and apex of overrated-ass rappers. Weezy, TI, Gucci, Lil Boosie, etc….

  • I’m Me

    Cam is the hand that got bitten by feeding those vultures Jim Jones & Juelz Santana. Jay-Z said it best: you know who your friends are when they don’t need you. But these blogs or whatever kill me ’cause PEOPLE ACTUALLY GET UPSET AT EACH OTHER BEHIND THIS OL’ B.S.! And these charts show you just how much your favorite artists don’t even know what their own shit’s gonna do. So stop tryin’ 2 get at each other over these comments and focus on gettin’ you & yours 2 the top. See you when you get there……BITCHES!!!

  • http://ukrproekt.com.ua/ Александр

    Данной информации, не сомневаюсь, и так достаточно, чтобы сделать вывод, как не надо делать.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM IAMHIPHOP

    YO CAM! I AM ONE OF YOUR BIGGEST SUPPORTERS,KEEP DOING YOUR THING.DONT LET THE POLITICS KEEP YOU FROM MAKING THAT HOT MUSIC.A DOZEN RAPPERS BIT YOUR STYLE.TRUTH BE TOLD YOU AND DIPSET HELD NEW YORK DOWN DURING THE SOUTH INVASION.I LOVE YOUR MUSIC CAMRON.YOU ARE ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED MC’S EVER TO ME,THE INDUSTRY DONT CREDIT YOU BUT THE STREETS KNOW WHATS UP.PEACE!!!